Thursday, 29 April 2021
Department of Health
Health Services Reports
158. To ask the Minister for Health further to Parliamentary Question No. 228 of 25 March 2021, when the disability social care demand and capacity requirements up to 2032 will be published and available; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [22555/21]
In line with Sláintecare vision it is essential, that over the next number of years, the State moves to a population-based planning approach, based on demographic and geographic considerations, that reflects both the health and social care needs of those within our population, including those who require specialist disability services. This approach provides an opportunity to prioritise and design the health and social care services that need to be developed for each region, so the population can get the right care, in the right place, at the right time in line with HIQA standards and available resources.
The Disability Social Care Demand and Capacity Requirements up to 2032 is a Slaintecare Action Plan deliverable. The Report is currently being finalised.